Africa is a Radio: Episode #15 – World Carnival 2016 Special!

The first Africa is a Radio episode of 2016 goes to Carnival with special guests Hipsters Don’t Dance! This month we run down some of the sounds of the World Carnival sound from Trinidad to Rio to Lagos and back!

Tracklist

Samito – Tiku la Hina
Baiana System – Playsom
Buju Banton – Champion (Maga Bo Remix)
Angela Hunte – Mon Bon Ami
Machel Montano & Timaya – Better Than Them (Jambe-An Riddim)
Runtown & Walshy Fire – Bend Down Pause Remix ft Wizkid & Machel Montano
Olatunji – Oh Yay
Patoranking – My Woman, My Everything… (feat. Wandecoal)
Banda Vingadora – Metralhadora
Delano – Devagarinho
Eddy Lover – Baja Pantalones feat. Aldo Ranks, JR Ranks & Mach & Daddy
Wizkid – Final (Baba Nla)
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Amaehu

Further Reading

South Africa’s Left needs a new party

Assuming today’s socioeconomic crisis benefits the Left is folly. That will only happen if we have the political vision to make class the fault line of social polarization, and for that we need to face the challenge of constructing a new party.

The king is dead

The death of the Zulu king highlights the unresolved issues that continue to shapes lives in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

The unforeseen threat

Many of Nairobi’s apocalypse merchants and prophesy peddlers have disappeared in the past year. Reflections on how COVID-19 has re-shaped the city and residents’ lives.

The reluctant scientist

The late Tanzanian president, John Pombe Magufuli, was initially lauded for his no-nonsense approach to corruption. But the cracks began to appear within months of his presidency.